The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture honours the producers of ‘Address Unknown’ on being selected for the Pan African Film Festival
15 Feb 2021
South African short film “Address Unknown”, a fictional film dedicated to the people of District Six, has been selected as an Official Selection in the 2021 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), America’s largest and most prestigious black film festival. The festival is held annually in Los Angeles in the US and was co-founded in 1992 by award-winning actor Danny Glover, the late Ja’Net DuBois and Executive Director Ayuko Babu.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa said, “It is with the utmost honour to receive the news of this significant milestone in South African Film. Congratulations to the Producers at Green Leaf Films as well as the Directors, Scriptwriters, Actors and Production Crew who feature a strong line-up of female creatives in most Departments. We celebrate your contribution in taking our stories to the world, as the custodians of our history and our heritage. It is equally significant that the announcement of the PAFF Official Selection of “Address Unknown” comes just days after the 55th anniversary of District Six being declared a white group area on 11 February 1966. In the absence of such stories, our children and the generations to follow would never know the truth. Lest we forget.”
The film was funded by amongst others, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. They began the production process in 2019 and completed filming in July 2020.
The PAFF is scheduled to be held from February 28 to March 14, 2021. As a result of the COVID-19 restrictions in place across the world, the PAFF screening of “Address Unknown” will be an online screening to viewers in South Africa and abroad.
Masechaba Khumalo: Spokesperson (Minister)
Phone: 082 858 4415